Job Title:  Senior Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  37957
Job Category:  Maintenance

San Diego, CA, US, 92154


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.


Position Summary

The position of Senior Maintenance Technician is a hands-on position, that provides technical expertise and oversees and participates in the maintenance, repair, and improvement of facility equipment in a validated cGMP environment. This equipment includes machinery, buildings, computer systems, control systems, safety and security systems (hereinafter referred to as Equipment). He/She is also responsible for multiple highly complex major projects and processes requiring innovative original solutionsAdditionally, this position includes responsibility for maintaining shop tools, inventory, and keeping the department’s CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) updated. The position must be proficient in the requirements of the Technician Maintenance and Project Technician positions and may be required to provide training to the technicians in these roles. The position shall support management including providing guidance to other maintenance staff and help promote a Lean team environment. This position will also be required to support after hours emergency response activities on an as needed basis. Depending on the modality in which this role operates (i.e. Ethylene Oxide), this is a physical role – requiring strength and endurance.


The hourly is $35.20 -$45.00 dependent upon experience and offers a $3,000 sign and stay bonus. This position will work Monday-Friday 4:00am-12:30pm for the first 6 months and may then switch to another shift following the training period. 



  • Performs technical troubleshooting on a variety of modalities, technologies, and locations. Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance on high volume, validated processing equipment. Reviews preventative maintenance tasks for effectiveness and frequency and recommends any continuous improvement changes or Lean practices for implementation to management.
  • Plans and coordinates resources and materials for any planned and unplanned repairs of the Equipment and ensures all documentation for planned and unplanned Equipment maintenance is completed properly and entered the department’s Computerized Maintenance Management System. This will include initiating change control documentation for changes to validated processes.
  • Adheres to, trains on, and enforces safety practices such as Lockout/Tagout and proper use of PPE by him/herself and by other technicians in the department.
  • Recommends skills improvement training for his/herself and/or other technicians in the department that will improve the skill set needed to improve equipment performance and provides training to other team members as needed.
  • As a member of the Lean facility team this person seeks ways to improve the company’s safety systems and applications, equipment performance and cost savings and works with management on implementation.

Duties - cont'd

  • Provides training, support, and guidance to other maintenance staff and directs outside contractors on facility maintenance tasks.
  • Ensures Equipment calibrations are performed on time using established procedures, and promptly notifying management in the event an anomaly is discovered.
  • Can be available to respond to maintenance calls off shift if assistance is needed and must be available for overtime as needed. Acts as a back-up in the absence of the Maintenance Manager.
  • Contributes in a team effort by performing in accordance to all STERIS policies, GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher level management and performs other duties as assigned.

Education Degree

  • Associate's Degree

Required Experience

  • Requires a minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
  • Requires ability to read, interpret and practically apply electrical ladder diagrams and mechanical blueprints.
  • Requires working knowledge of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) or other types of process control equipment.
  • Requires ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  • Requires ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision, effective interpersonal skills and above average organizing and min level 3 math skill.
  • Requires computer skills and word processing, spreadsheet and software capabilities.
  • Able to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities & Supports Lean Practices and Principles

Preferred Experience

  • Associate degree with 5 years of solid work experience in maintenance. 
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of position, including physical capacity evaluation testing and annual physical, as appropriate.
  • Ability to successfully complete Operator training (classroom and hands-on) to become certified Operator and successfully pass Operator re-certification test annually.
  • If required by the specific modality, this role is subject to passing Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) required background check.


  • Knowledge related to the type of equipment the maintenance techs have to troubleshoot or work with on a daily basis.
  • Mechanical or hands on experience with big equipment or machinery (pumps, motors, boilers, etc.)

 Pay range for this opportunity is $35-$45 based on skills and qualifications 

Minimum pay rates offered will comply with county/city minimums, if higher than range listed.  Pay rates are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to local labor market costs, years of relevant experience, education, professional certifications, foreign language fluency, etc.


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.


If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.


STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.


The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  37957
Job Category:  Maintenance

San Diego, CA, US, 92154

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